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Internship/Praktikum: Secure signing solution using SmartCard

  • Stuttgart (Regierungsbezirk Stuttgart)
  • Administration

Description de l'offre

Design and implementation of a solution for securely signing Crypto Card Firmware by the application of smartcards

We are looking for Computer Science students for the following 3-6 months internships:

The Crypto Card Firmware signature generation environment shall be enhanced to facilitate smartcards for holding administrator private keys used for authenticating administrative requests to the Crypto Card and wrapping-key material required for re-establishing the wrapping key (aka master key).

For that an existing C application running on Linux needs to be extended to interface with the smartcards instead of using OpenSSL. The smartcard side Applet (keywords are Java Cards, JCOP) implementing the required functions for signing and re-encryption needs to be written from scratch.

Students applying to this position must have:
Study of Computer Science or related
C / Java / Python
German B-Level

Even better:
Embedded Programming
Cryptographic Libraries
PKCS #11
Secure software design
implementation and test
German C-Level

When applying to this position please scan & upload the following documents (preferrably in one single pdf file):
1) Cover Letter
2) university enrollment document to prove that you are still studying
3) current transcript of records and other relevant certificates / references
4) Non-EU citizen: copy of passport, residence and work permit

Thank you !


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Bachelor's Degree
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Master's Degree
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Eligibility Requirements

For applying to this position you should be a student enrolled at university.
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